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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

Lonestarman Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:58 PM
Let me reiterate, those with the highest education levels are paid dramatically less according to Congress' own study. The problem is even worst than what their studies show. Consider for example experienced federal prosecutors who are capped out. These are people who should not even be compared to all lawyers, but rather, should be compared to only those with 15 + years experience and scores of trials involving complex litigation. These lawyers are paid a third of less of what their private sector counterparts get paid. Do we really want our government's most important trials handled by bonehead lawyers? Same with surgeon specialists who work for the government. They're not paid near as much the private sector.

The House of Representatives today will vote to freeze the pay of federal employees, which would extend a policy that President Obama wants to put to an end. Obama is seeking a pay increase for federal workers.

 

The GOP-led House is expected to pass the bill on Friday, but it's likely to receive a cold reception in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Budget hawks, in supporting the freeze, say the average federal worker compensation, including benefits, is nearly double the median U.S. household income. They point to a 2012 Congressional Budget Office study showing that, while...

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